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231 of 315 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good value, October 30, 2011
This review is from: Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System, 1 Count (Health and Beauty)
Just purchased - good price (after checking out the ProX prices, and that thing they have on the infomercial at over $250).

Anyway, at 61, my skin is pretty good for my age, but it ain't 25 year old skin anymore! This product has done a nice job, and I've only used it 3 times - I already see a difference, a 'brighter' refreshed look. Just for the hell of it, I used the pad twice, and it worked fine! Maybe I didn't use it long enough the first time so it still had some "go" left in it. But, give it the ol' 1-2 try!
I would have liked the pads to be maybe a little more abrasive - for older skin, that would be better. Maybe they should offer a couple of different "grit" pads, like sandpaper!!

I recently had 'real' microdermabrasion - I have a pretty high pain/discomfort threshold - well, let me tell you - that procedure wasn't pleasant, it bloody hurt, and........after 2 treatments with this high powered machine, I really saw little difference, not lasting, anyway.

Do yourself a favor - give this little machine a try at $20, it's not a miracle worker, you won't look 25 again, but I think you'll see a difference. I'm going to stick with it.
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2012 8:15:13 AM PDT
M. Bauldry says:
Thanks for the post, Barbara! You crack me up, and I appreciate your refreshing sense of honesty about us gals with older skin! We still want it to look the best it can, but like you say, it ain't going to be 25 year old skin! LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 9:59:17 AM PDT
Hi - glad I made you smile!
The other thing that kills me - they use teenagers as models for this stuff that us ancient people want to use!
I'm getting to the point that I think 'spackling' is going to be my last resort! Ain't it the pits!

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 12:21:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 12:25:19 AM PDT
sheenacoenen says:
Barbara, I don't know what spa you went to that made "real microdermabration" hurt, but it's not supposed to hurt its just like a face massage. I do it all the time and every spa I went to gives the same exact great results with zero discomfort. however it's super pricey almost about 150 per session. I think you were ripped off or given a cheap treatment or you esthetician doesnt know what she's doing

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 5:44:50 AM PDT
Appreciate your comment. Maybe I wasn't very treatments were done at my dermatologist, so it was indeed at a well established professional practice. It was done with a high tech machine, not one of those "topical" things done at spas. It was truly uncomfortable, and I'm not very wimpy! Same with the small amount of laser I had done on a few spider veins on my cheeks...that hurt like h**l! Supposed to feel like rain stinging the face - well, must be some pretty sharp rain!! The things we do, huh?

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 11:12:22 AM PDT
Tina says:
Ifyouhad that experience at a professionals office and were in that much pain and bled they were pretty wrong and lack proper procedure. That is not suppose to happen at all.

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 4:22:13 PM PDT
I am also 61 years old and looking for something that will even my skin tones. I do not have skin of a 61 year old either. I just wanted to do something to give my skin a little glow and possibly rid my face of these couple of brown spots. Great to see a true review from someone in my age bracket. I am going to give this unit a try. I am extremely reluctant to have it down professionally because my skin is very sensitive and I am concerned with possible burning or further scarring. Thanks for the heads up about your professional experience. Just goes to show you that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to get the job done. Thanks Barbara.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 8:36:34 AM PDT
Glad my post was of some use! I must admit the novelty of using it on any regular basis has worn off - as usual, expecting miracles! I get so tired of every other minute seeing on TV yet another "turn back the clock 20 years" product, using 15 year old's as their models. I guess we just have to accept we are getting older and there are no fountains of (skin) youth out there, not really. We just have to try and maintain a cleansed, moisturized skin and use a good foundation! I have just recently purchased from Amazon a lovely face mask, which truly does give me a "lifted" look, albeit temporary. Try it. Not expensive "Queen Helene Mud pack Masque" it's so smooth and rich going on.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 4:28:13 AM PDT
Hi Barbara - There's a product that is "spackling" for skin... Oh let me think what it is. I'll get back to you on it. It's in September 2013 Allure. Peace, IS

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2013 4:00:00 PM PDT
love2workout says:
Plenty of commercialuse babies for wrinkle cream- what a joke! Liked your post.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2013 4:08:15 PM PDT
so strange that you should respond as I have seen more than enough "skin miracles" today and once again noted the 15 years old's representing "age spot" cream? Please. It's all a rip off, every single one of 'em. (I do like the Neutrogena (however that is spelled) little microderma spin thingy - brightens up the skin. As far as I'm concerned: use a mild face soap or makeup remover sheets, and a light moisturizer that doesn't cost a fortune and requires you to sign your life away. The only thing that will make a big difference on aging, sagging skin is a face lift, and that's the end of the story!
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